Did Joey Bada$$’s Canceled Shows Have To Do With The Eclipse?

Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” Joey Bada$$ will not be performing his previously scheduled shows in Cleveland, Chicago and Toronto on his Everybody Tour. Many believe that the Brooklynite’s mistake of looking directly at the solar eclipse is to blame for the cancellations. Due to some retweets from the rapper himself, it sort of seems possible.

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“Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho,” he tweeted on Monday (Aug. 21). “This ain’t the first solar eclipse and I’m pretty sure our ancestors ain’t have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain’t all go blind.”

During the historic solar eclipse, scientists, reporters and everybody’s concerned mama noted that it would be a major hazard to look at the eclipse without the proper protective eyewear. Consequences of looking directly at the sun, during an eclipse and in general, include sunburn of the cornea, long-term retinal damage and temporary blindness.

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Is Bada$$’s eclipse-watching to blame for his canceled concerts? No one knows for sure. We’re hoping that the rest of the shows on the Everybody Tour are a breeze for the All-Amerikkkan Bada$$.